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Cee-Lo Green didn’t expect his cursed good fortune

Entertainment / Music Cee-Lo Green didn’t expect his cursed good fortune | Toronto Star  Nearly five million views for his Motown-flavoured kiss off and Gnarls Barkley singer Cee-Lo Green has a hit, even if radio can’t touch it.   Cee-Lo Green’s new single tore up the Internet with nearly five million views, but it’s not getting on the radio without rather severe editing. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Mon…


Esthero is still working on it

Esthero is still working on it | Toronto Star Writer, Kanye collaborator and notorious perfectionist back for hometown show   HANDOUT PHOTO “My intent is to debut as much new music as possible,” says Esthero of her Lee’s Palace gig. Nick Krewen  SPECIAL TO THE STAR,  Published on Sun Jun 27 2010 The drought is almost over. Esthero admirers who have been jonesing for some new music ever since 2005’s Wikked…


Cooking Up New Themes

Nick Krewen GRAMMY.COM August 2005   Ate any good music lately? Starving for new challenges outside their proven abilities, recording artists are increasingly entering the kitchen to chase their next meal ticket: food and drink product lines. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, notably established pop, country, rock and R&B stars are offering edible commodities geared to any taste. You can start the day off with some links of George…


The Versatile Vanessa Williams

PUBLISHED IN THE TORONTO STAR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1997 Beauty Queen recovers from Penthouse debacle to star on stage, screen Nick Krewen Today, some people might call her a multi-media performer, but the old-fashioned word entertainer fits Vanessa Williams just fine. Film? She held her own with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action-packed thriller Eraser, received critical acclaim for her acting in Soul Food and just completed Shut Up And Dance, the…


Portrait of The Artist (Prince) As A Newly Free Man

Versions of this article for Southam News appeared in several Southam newspapers including The Windsor Star on November 20, 1996 PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A NEWLY FREE MAN   NICK KREWEN CHANHASSEN, Minnesota. The Artist Formerly Known As Prince  knows how to make a lasting impression. As the door to the conference room in his palatial Paisley Park Studios swings open, the man whose legal name is the unpronounceable…